Ancona, Italy (PortSEurope) December 8, 2018 – Sviluppo Marche Srl (Svim) is launching the “4helix+” project, which will provide funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the sea economy sector to innovate by focusing on international collaboration and innovation.
Svim is the development company of Region Marche established in 1999 which is running the only Italian pilot in the project.
At a presentation of the project in the Region, Svim managing director, Gianluca Carrabs said, “Svim is the bridge between Europe and the Marche region. It is a project that we have won on direct funds, with international partners, but from the Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion basin. We want to offer entrepreneurs from the Marche region the opportunity, through a voucher system to experiment with advice on innovation and the search for new perspectives, because technology is important”.
During the meeting the winners of the “Innovoucher” Project (Horizon 2020) were also presented. International vouchers went to the start up companies Future Fashion Srl of Recanati (MC) and Cnt Technologies of Montemarciano (AN).
Svim won the new European project “4hlix +”, funded under the Interreg Med Program, which is focused on the blue economy. The sector includes activities related to the sea, the coasts and the seabed to promote the development of sustainable services: businesses range from maritime tourism to maritime transport, from ports to shipbuilding, from fishing to marine renewable energy.
Seven Mediterranean partners are involved: Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Croatia and Albania. A key role is played by accredited international cultural and creative industries that will provide services to redevelop traditional sectors. The project, which will end in July 2020, has a budget of around €2.5 million ($2.85 million), of which about €480,000 ($546,360) are for vouchers,
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